Subscriber Account active since. But following the release of her album "Sweetener," Grande reached a new, astronomical level of popularity. At one point, she even held all three top spots on the chart — becoming just the second artist to do so, after The Beatles, in the history of the Hot From the five studio albums in Grande's impressive discography, 20 of her tracks have become top 20 hits. Insider ranked those songs, from worst to best. But a collaboration between three of pop's most powerful women really should've packed more of a punch. The interpolation of the "Charlie's Angels" theme works fairly well, but the song's production beyond that often feels hollow. The collaboration with her close friends and "Thank U, Next" producers, Mikey Foster and Charles "Scootie" Anderson, feels effortless and fun — especially in the delightful music video.
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4. ‘Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored ‘
Ariana Grande has been in the public eye for decades and yet it feels like her moment has just arrived , thanks to the cultural domination of two back-to-back albums, Sweetener and thank u, next. Five albums in, she entered a new era of her career: pioneer. Still keeping everyone on their toes, she outpaces her contemporaries with a furious work rate, continuously adding to her canon of the best Ariana Grande songs. That would all change with the title track to her fifth album, thank u, next , arguably one of the best Ariana Grande songs to date. A ballad with thundering EDM pulses, the song offers another reflective statement for the singer, furthering her versatility. The toughest Grande has ever sounded. She was already dropping surprise singles like rappers, so it was only a matter of time before she tried her hand at being one. Shot in black and white, the video embraced a retro aesthetic, with both singers sporting go-go boots and minidresses in the style of Nancy Sinatra.
5. ‘Bang Bang’
Subscriber Account active since. Business Insider. Less than three years later, Grande had seamlessly pivoted to a full-time music career. Though it took some time to carve her own unique space in a crowded industry, she now boasts five studio albums, 11 Grammy nominations , and a reputation as an illustrious, fearless pop icon. In alone, without releasing any solo music, Grande has broken six major chart records — and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Insider weighed factors like listenability, lyrical quality, production value, and critic reception to come up with the 15 best and 15 worst songs of the singer's career thus far. No one else could have written "Thank U, Next. But more than that, on an emotional and spiritual level, only Grande — at this specific moment in her career — could have channeled this sort of irresistable charm and transcendent wisdom into a pop song with an inside joke for a title. It literally changed the course of her career, and probably the essential DNA of pop music, for the rest of time. Song highlight: Opening a song by name-dropping ex-boyfriends?
She seems to move through the music industry, fame, and life with the same ease with which she sings. Most vocal divas want you to feel their work, the sheer difficulty of singing like they do. But Ariana just sounds effortless. But her outlook is thoroughly modern -- many of her biggest chart hits have been uptempo dance or hip-hop inflected tracks. This list includes every commercially available Ariana song -- five studio albums, bonus tracks, features and musical theater numbers. But it excludes remixes, YouTube covers, SoundCloud exclusives, and some live tracks from One Love Manchester , which have since disappeared from iTunes and streaming services. That leaves us with a surprisingly robust songs, only a handful of which are outright bad -- with a solid top 70, and a near-flawless top